Synopses & Reviews
A remarkable book, of special interest to young naturalists, that presents a rogue's gallery of trees that thrust their roots into the air, produce flowers and fruit underground, tell time, make noises, change sex, commit suicide, or create their own rain. This edition includes updated nomenclature.
A witty, descriptive discussion of most of the peculiar trees of the world.
About the Author
A journalist by training, Menninger is a master storyteller, recounting in colorful lay language the botanical complexities of his cherished fantastic trees. He documents both individual trees which have been shaped by environmental stress, and species that have adapted over time to odd patterns when faced with the challenge of survival.